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Creating more success - 10 easy tools: Looking to create more success in your life? Who isn't, right? I encourage you to just try these ten things for a
month and see how you feel at the end of the 30 days!
The Magic of Creating Success
I've been an actor since the 70's, starting in community theatre and then going
to New York to train and then trying the L.A. scene a couple of times. Got my union
card, did some commercials, film and tv work.
I've also taught acting off and on for
many years, though I haven't done a class in a long time except for the free online acting class
I offer. As an actress and as an acting coach, I've had the unique perspective of
watching people grow in self-confidence by leaps and bounds.
I began to see how the craft of
developing optimal performance in acting
began to illuminate the process toward developing optimal performance in
other areas of life -- in all areas, in fact.
I began to see that the qualities one needs to be a good actor were the same
ones needed to succeed in any other endeavor, including spiritual awakening.
To be a believable actor, you need an abundance and depth of awareness about the character you are playing,
particularly if that character is nothing like yourself. Otherwise, you are not believable to the audience, as that character.
This requirement for creating believable characters helps develop empathy in a student as
they hone their acting skills.
An actor must be confident and each performance or successful
rehearsal builds confidence that can be utilized in other areas of that person's life as well.
Rehearsals give a unique opportunity we don't get in life, to do the show before we have to do the show.
We can fall on our face in rehearsal, take risks we'd be afraid to take on opening night. We learn, in
acting, that the accidents can sometimes be magical and we learn how to pull ourselves out of our own mistakes
if we forget our lines.
Acting is such an incredible self-development tool with benefits too numerous to mention, including
helping the serious student to develop greater flexibility in thinking, more creative
imaginative ideas and emotional freedom of restrictions and blockage.
To succeed in a role, the actor must be willing to dedicate the time and effort, to explore the script, rehearse and block, memorize the lines
and most of all, work with the other characters on the stage and make
their environment home. These are some of the same qualities you need to succeed at any job.
One of the best ways you can increase both your success-thinking and your
creativity, is to take a good acting class. Preferrably one where there is
improvisation included, which means that you work without a script - making
it up as you go along. It's thrilling, scary and generates tremendous
10 Spiritually Sound Ways
to Boost Success and Creativity
1. Ask for help when you need help The most successful people know when they are in over their heads and
they are not shy about asking for help. Successful people also know how, or learn how, to delegate. If you are feeling overwhelmed,
it may be because you won't let anyone else do anything. Work thru your fears of collaboration
or asking for help. Show me a person who insists on doing everything themselves and I'll show you
a person operating on fear. Face what you are afraid of and get the help you need. One good way to stretch your
potential on this is to decide, right now, that for the next 30 days, you will ask someone for assistance at least once a day.
2. Utilize your God-given creative vision Some of the most important work you can do is away from the desk and the phone and the computer.
If you will spend time on a daily basis visualizing what you wish
to create, take at least one creative action toward that goal daily and then spend regular time reviewing the actions you have taken
and the results, you will discover your goals are manifesting faster than you might have believed they coud. Write "visualization time" into your
daily calendar, just as you would any other task you need to do every day.
3. Consider asking the four-leggeds for help Many work with animal wisdom, thru power animals or totem animals. You can ask for connection with a totem animal to help you
bring your goals into reality. Choose an animal with qualities you need. Need vision? Meditate on Eagle or Hawk. Seek speed? Connect with Cheeta. Would cleverness be an asset?
Connect with fox. Make a list of the skills you need, and
announce to Spirit that you would like
a "power" animal to teach you. The animal may come in dreamtime or during
your daily meditations. It
may appear in your life. Personally, Spider is one of my most influential
totems and appears a great deal
when I am writing. If the concept of Totem, or Power Animals, is new to you,
you might enjoy reading Animal Speak
OR Animal Wise
by Ted Andrews. It opened a wonderful new world of wisdom and non-linear
thinking for me and it might do the same for you!
4. Conserve energy It's better to let go of a task, go take a walk, play a game
or sleep, if you can't get your mind where it needs to be for productive work. Trying to
push on thru to complete a project when your mind, heart or emotions aren't in it is extremely tiring
and counter-productive. Sometimes, if blocked, letting it go for a while and coming back to it later can produce far
Take a break when you least feel that you can afford to stop.
5. Let go of expectations. God may have some delightfully different
way of bringing your goals to fruition but if you are only open to receiving in one
particular way or thru one set of circumstances, you tie the hands of fate. Your ego
self has a very small window into potential. There are vast numbers of ways in which
Spirit can bring something desired into your reality. Don't tie the hands
of your Higher Self, by
insisting on a certain sequence of events. Trust that God will unfold the
perfect result. If you can take the position of "interested observer" it
will be easier to let God work in your life. Consider how it would be if
you tried to fly an airplane from your seat in the middle. How clear would
your vision of the entire sky be from that perspective. Better to trust the
6. Get comfortable with walking in faith - one step at a time Fear can keep
us from progressing because we want to see every step in the journey before it begins. We don't
want surprises and we don't like the unknown, at least many of us resist these two realities of creation.
We want to know for sure how it will turn out. That's not the way of creative flow. The next step often will
revealed until we have done the work needed in the present moment. Jumping
ahead is one of the biggest energy drains I can imagine. It's a little like
trying to go 100 miles an hour with your foot on the brake. All you'll do is
make a stink and burn out your brake pads!
7. Practice good will gestures. Find someone to encourage, lift
up, or support. In the reality of the
feedback loop, you will receive what you give out, and the support will be
there when you need it. You are
familiar with the
Random Acts of Kindness movement a while back and the
Pay It Forward phenomenon. Both are rekindlings of a much older tradition: Do
unto others what you you
would have them do unto you! These ideas keep reemerging because they
represent higher truth! It's an amazing truth that what you do comes back to
you, so do something nice for no reason every day for the next 30 days.
8. Use conscious speech! Watch how you speak out about what you want
to create, consciously choose your words
and images. Don't push and don't push your ideas on other people.
Share only with those who
will support, encourage, and gently challenge weak points, from a position
of support. Your body hears
every word you say about your health. Your mind hears every word you say
about your abilities and skills.
Further more, your cellular memory records everything you think about
yourself, whether you speak it out
or not. Instead of saying "e;I'm terrible at public speaking" try "In the
past, I've tended to be challenged by
public speaking but I am learning to be comfortable sharing my truth and
awareness with others." Speaking in this way
literally programs your mind to put your challenges where they belong -- in
the past -- and to focus your
thinking toward the future in a positive way.
9. Do something pampering and good for you every day. Even something as simple
as taking a long, hot bath or watching a favorite show or movie is a gift you can give yourself
at the end of a day. Make a habit of gifting yourself and the universe will start noticing this willingness
to receive and more abundance will come your way because you will be opening yourself to more goodness.
Stop beating yourself up for work you didn't get done and start rewarding yourself for what you did get done,
without judgment as to whether that work was good or not, or enough or not. You did it, so reward yourself.
10. Leave today with today I struggle with this one more than the others,
personally. So many nights, I have laid down to sleep only to go over the events of
the day. Now, if I were doing that in a constructive way, or feeling good about it, that
would be one thing but usually, I'm being negative and regretting. Learning to let the day go
when the day is over, and to release any negative selftalk, regret or judgment, can make a huge
difference in how you start the next day. And the next day can start being a different, more enjoyable
experience than the day before, if you practice this one tip. Get in the habit of thanking yourself for
work done, risks taken and even mistakes to learn from and release the cares of tomorrow until tomorrow
comes. Ask for healing in your dreamtime, and clarification on issue of the day and then let them go.
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Actor's Success Bundle
Are you an actor or do you dream of becoming one? This hypnosis package includes 4 hypnosis recordings that focus specifically on the challenges of being creatively inspired and successful in acting for
stage, tv or film. Included in this very targeted program are the following:
How to Cure Stage Fright
Stand out at every audition, as you:
. Stay self-assured and confident
. Give polished, poised performances
. Shine in everything you do
How to Achieve Magical Charisma
Charm the director's socks off, as you prove to:
. Be a leader among men
. Be a style guru
. Be the one everybody looks up to
Never forget your lines or blocking!
Remember lines and directions with ease, as this session helps you:
. Be confident and focused
. Have instant recall
. Remember in a snap
Learn to Be Creatively Spontaneous
Don't let anything hold you back!
. Be artless and impromptu
. Free your inhibitions
. Revel in impulsive behavior
Click here to learn more about the Actor's Success Bundle
Is your dream to be a successful comedian?
Then you need the Comedian Hypnosis Pack!
Four great programs targeted at helping you find the funny in you and share it with others.
Develop a Great Sense of Humor
Free up your funny bone as this session helps you:
. Tune up your timing
. Deliver punch lines brilliantly
. Be the most sought-after person at any gathering
Cure Stage Fright
Let your confidence shine in a crowd, or on the stage:
. Stay self-assured and confident
. Give polished, poised performances
. Shine in everything you do
Razor Sharp Wit!
This session makes you the sharpest tool in the box:
. Deliver perfectly timed punch lines
. Be the life and soul of the party
. Be the wittiest kid on the block
Activate Your Right-Brain
Get your creative side into gear, as you:
. Develop instant intuition
. Be completely creative
. Feel inspired and wholly fulfilled
Click here to learn more about the Comedian's Pack
Of course, a comedian is only as good as his or her jokes. Learn how to write your own jokes or, if you are an actor, explore the creative potential of writing your own monologues for auditions or even your
own scripts. Write projects with characters that fit you and produce them yourself.
Learn how to write well with the Writers Hypnosis Pack.
Four programs that get you in touch with the writing genius within you. Includes:
Better Creative Writing
Give your muse a boost, as this session enables you to:
. Write quickly and fluently
. Free your literary imagination
. Never be lost for words again
Need more ideas? This session will help you:
. Be imaginative and inspired
. Have flair you want to flaunt
. Spill over with ideas
Writer's Block Cure
Never struggle to write again, as you:
. Stay calm and focused
. Let ideas flow freely
. Write quickly, easily and confidently
Picture scenes in your mind, as this session helps you:
. Focus on what you want
. See your way to success
. Achieve all of your dreams
Click here to learn more about the Writer's Hypnosis Pack